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Most Controversial Bitcoin Mining Pool Signals for Taproot

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Mon, 05/31/2021 - 16:45
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Alex Dovbnya
Marathon Digital Holdings's MaraPool has finally signaled for Taproot while seemingly backing away from its controversial compliance push
Most Controversial Bitcoin Mining Pool Signals for Taproot
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MaraPool, the mining pool of controversial Bitcoin mining company Marathon Digital Holdings, has signaled for Taproot, adopting version 0.21.1 of the Bitcoin Core client software.       
 
Until recently, it was hesitant to join the green square crowd, which drew the ire of the Bitcoin community.

Marathon CEO Fred Thiel says that the company is “committed” to the community’s key tenants in his statement:      

Marathon is committed to the core tenets of the Bitcoin community, including decentralization, inclusion, and no censorship.

Earlier this month, Marathon’s pool also came under severe criticism after censuring transactions by mining only “clean” OFAC-compliant blocks, which is anathema to Bitcoin’s ethos. However, the company is now seemingly backpedaling on its compliance push.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.